MERRIMACK, N.H. — BAE Systems has received contracts to deliver $71 million in aircraft survivability equipment to several U.S. allies via U.S. Army Foreign Military Sales. Under the contracts, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to purchase the AN/AAR-57 Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) and associated equipment to protect their aircraft and crews from sophisticated threats.
For more than 15 years, CMWS has delivered combat-proven aircraft survivability to U.S. and allied forces by providing superior threat detection and enhanced situational awareness. CMWS is designed to detect a wide range of infrared-guided missiles and hostile fire threats, providing warnings to pilots and cueing laser-based and expendable countermeasures. The system’s rapid response capabilities improve survivability and reduce the cognitive load on pilots – enabling them to focus on their missions.
The CMWS is designed for a wide variety of aircraft, and its line-replaceable units and customizable algorithms allow it to adapt to emerging threats. The third-generation system combines hostile fire indication and data recording with its core missile warning capabilities in a single unit – providing protection from more diverse threats and enabling detailed post-mission analysis.